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  1. That door is on a restored warbird and has no relationship to reality. It was first and foremost a location for a camera and appears primarily on the C glass nose version. There were pictures noting it on Hyperscale discussion. That online review is full of factual errors.
  2. Warpaint, the black and green, was applied when there were major repairs. Many types went for long periods in original camouflage before being repainted. I think the underside became more of an issue for some aircraft than others. B&W was probably more an issue then the DG/DE of the top surface. On the other hand, all the Buffaloes were quickly repainted in warpaint, as they were over-all aluminum. Given the nature of the war, an aircraft was taken out of operation as littler as possible.
  3. According to Suomen Ilmavoimien Histora #25, Hurricane and Gladiator, that photo of HC-452 was taken in June 1942 when it was being transferred to 2/LeLv 26. This was after May 7, when the undersides of Hurricanes began to receive DN Blue. The change in serial designation from HU-452 to HC-452 occurred sometime before September 1941, when the yellow nose band was applied. The serial was in small letters behind the yellow fuselage band. So, probably looking at DG/DE/DN Blue.
  4. Decent Do 17 references: Dornier 17 In Focus, by Chris Goss, http://www.amazon.com/Dornier-Operations-Focus-Chris-Goss/dp/0954620143 The Dornier Do 17Z A technical Guide, by Richard Franks http://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/airframe-detail-no2-544-p.asp
  5. bigjugs

    P-61 1/48

    Like the P-40 kits, they are all crappy. You'll just save a large chunk of change going with the Monogram/Ravell. Might as well throw away least amount of $$ in the toilet.
  6. Marauder interior colors Dana Bell May 26 2005, 4:24 PM (Login DanaBellColors) HyperScale Forums Hi Rob, Marauder interiors are totally unique in the AAF, all for reasons I don't yet fully understand. Martin had a release to skip most interior primers, something to do with anodizing and a primerless exterior camouflage lacquer. There's certainly more research to be done... Here's something I posted on RMS in 1998: "I got curatorial permission to look into "Flak Bait" today - the question of cockpit colors was too interesting not to try for a definitive answer, at least fo
  7. Ol' Slarti is a bit confused...here is what he wants you to get. Air Force Colors is an entirely different set of books http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/books/p40bellbookreviewse_1.htm
  8. It was carried under the wing between nacelle and fuselage on an ETC rack. You can see the clearance and the "hot wire" to start the engine ]
  9. But, Mr. Marshman, he seems to have shown his appreciation for your help and the help of others, even though there may be differences of opinion.
  10. Airfix is wrong. The Do 17 started out as a fast mail carrier with the possibility of carrying up to 6 passenger, which Lufthansa rejected. All that does not mean 02 was used in the cockpit, especially as 02 was a RLM color designation not a civilian color. It might have, but there are no clear pictures of the V series.
  11. It started off as a dark gray with a green tinge to it. Actually, according to Jerry Crandall there were about 11 documented variations on the color RLM 66. Might have been better to say a dark greenish gray. Tamiya German Gray is the easiest answer. With perhaps a drop of dark green for the early version.
  12. Do 17Z was 66 dark gray-green also. Airfix is quite wrong. Ju 88 was 66 as was He 111P and the Fw 190A. BTW, there were no rules. The LW just came to the conclusion that 66 was the better choice. You could always post at HS and ask there also.
  13. For a WW2 era C-47 and perhaps into the early '50s No parachute seat and nothing but a lap belt. Click on image for larger image. Images from manuals of '43 and '47.
  14. NMF means Natural Metal Finish, in other words, unpainted metal. And for the C-47, which is the US designation, it is not that complicated. Sometime in 1943, Douglas switched interior colors from Dull Dark Green to Interior Green throughout. However, the quilted insulation blankets were usually in either DDG or Olive Drab fabric. Any user of this aircraft got it with the interior painted those colors. The RAF called it the Dakota. And it was painted inside just like those used by the USAAF. The seats for the paratroopers in the main cabin were unpainted aluminum (That would be NMF). No p
  15. Throughout the war, the C-47 had nothing more than a set of basic lap belts for the pilot and co-pilot.
  16. Probably David Hannant picking up the tab on this one in connection with some full size Mk. I being restored or such. This was probably done with CA's consent, but not by CA. Hannants never advanced CA money, other than for pre-orders. CA will not come back on its own. Jules may get a small cut of others using his molds. I hope this one has the new wheel wells. The original kit was a bear of a bad girl.
  17. Here is the Brazilian Spammer again, using a nice ploy. Post needs to be deleted and that jerk blocked.
  18. There is further discussion and additional helpful info over at HS. Seems a bit of work needed to improve the cockpit and guns, and no camera for the door based camera bay. But the possibility of a Dornier Night Intruder, now that is something that will be great. http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1399066153/Just+got+the+1-48+ICM+Do+215B-4+from+Sqaudron+and+looking+forward+to+the+build. http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1399124864/Do+17Z+and+Do+215+Interiors
  19. Wonder if they used the old CA kit as a reference. It appears they screwed the tail surface, just as CA did. The entire horizontal tail surface was adjustable. There is a bit of a step where the horizontal surface meets the fuselage. If you are a Dornier fan, that is a bit of a failure. There are other design issues that remind me of the CA kit. I wonder if they got the ventral gun position correct. CA did not get the geometry correct.
  20. Seen this before, big photo dump without context or explanations, and then a less informed second hand interpretation. It seems some of Chenango's P-40s for Op Torch may have been without the yellow surround on the national markings. Although it appears the yellow was added soon before takeoff. Pictures seem to indicate this. A later drop from HMS Archer most likely had them. Also, the yellow may have been added when the aircraft were land based. Many of those photos are of earlier and later deliveries of of P-40s, including the delivery of the over-all sand coloured aircraft that had noth
  21. Here is an article on modeling that aircraft. It was 70/71/65 with sand over-spray. http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2001/ju52ir_1.htm
  22. BN-1 and B-2 were different animals... From an old post on HS. Basically, the B-1 had straight exhaust pipes, non-operable radiator flaps and the radiator was shallower on the early B-1s, an open starter crank port, the landing gear had a slightly different angle as it was more vertical and shorter than the B-2. Overheating was a problem as were nose-overs. As for the sirens on the spats, the earliest B-1 appear not to have them, but B-1s did have the stubs on the spats, although the sirens may not have been mounted in the Polish Campaign. The top of the radiator/underside of the cowl (whe
  23. You seem to be correct, sir. But why should facts get in the way of a good outrage rant? Some prefer bliss.
  24. Taking another person's picture and using it for commercial gain is illegal. BUT, if the person uploaded or posted it on the Toys B Us site, and didn't read the fine print, then they my have inadvertently given Toys B Us the right to use it. Last time i was in a Toys B Us it was mostly little kids toys.
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